What version of GIMP are you using? I know from experience that a certain older 
version of GIMP did that every time it loaded however it was patched in later 
versions. If you have an older version, try the latest (2.8.16) and see if that 
fixes it.

- Kasim Ahmić

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> On Dec 17, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:
> 
> Hai guise,
> 
> I have spent many, many hours watching the GIMP re-scan all its
> plugins, scripts, brushes etc. every time it is started.  At least a
> week, since I have been using the GIMP for a long time, with a lot
> of optional components installed.  I think it would be a Good Thing
> if there was a way for users to tell the GIMP to load up a LOT faster.
> 
> I understand the usefulness of having the GIMP rebuild its library
> of components every time it is started:  Add or remove a script,
> plugin or etc. and viola, the change takes effect when the GIMP is
> started, without further user intervention.  That's the only
> sensible default behavior.
> 
> But I think it might also be very useful if there was a
> configuration option that would prompt the GIMP to save all this
> configuration data to a file the first time the program is started
> with the "fast open" option enabled, and load the configuration from
> that file on startup from then on.  I imagine that would be a lot
> faster than building a new configuration from scratch at start time,
> every time.
> 
> That's just my imagination, of course.  I would like to know what
> people who /really/ understand the GIMP start up process think about
> this.  If saving and reloading configuration data would enable the
> GIMP to start "a lot" faster, an option for that would be popular
> with "a lot" of users.
> 
> When the user adds or removes components while a fast start mode is
> enabled, the GIMP could be prompted to rescan its directories via a
> configuration menu option.  Alternately, the splash screen could
> have a dialog for that, i.e. buttons for "Start Now" and "Rescan
> Plugins."
> 
> So, what do y'all think?  Would this actually work, and if so, would
> you want it?
> 
> :o)
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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